bay area #1
We are the largest professional art school in San Francisco Bay Area, with an exceptional reputation. Over 90% of our students are from parents referral through word of mouth. Are you one of them?
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At CalColor, we believe every individual has a unique artistic sensibility within that can be unleashed through inspiring and empowering teaching, and appropriate technical guidance.
Our core teaching and curriculums are designed to provide the fundamental techniques and professional tools necessary to enable each student to unleash and express his/her unique individuality through artmaking.
Art Exploration Age 4-6
Art Foundation Age 7-9
Art Advancement Age 10-12
Portfolio Development Age 12+
Digital Art Age 10+
Digital Painting 10+
Manga Age 10+
Atelier Age 12+
How are We Teaching
Make Art Learning Fun For Kids
Deliver Passion To Our Classes
Inspire Independent Thinking
Meet Individualized Needs For Each Child
Only the BEst
Passion! Passion! Passion!
Passion for teaching children art is the #1 qualification when we recruit team members.
All of our teachers hold Master of Fine Art (MFA) or Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees. All of us have been through rigorous and professional US art school training.
All of CalColor teachers are active Bay Area artists. We have passion for art. Several teachers are represented by Top US galleries.
Our team members have a broad range of expertise, including pictorial art (drawing/ painting/ printmaking); spatial art (clay sculpture); photography; and digital art.
All our teachers are strongly experienced in working with children. Some also teach at college level. CalColor conducts extensive trainings for all teachers.
We are serious and responsible for every student. We treat all students as our own children.
Well established curriculum plan for K-12
Comprehensive Art Style, Medium, Theory
Dedicated Curriculum Design Team
– Professional classroom
– Clean and comfortable
– Quality / safe art material
– Technology incorporated
What Parents are Saying
“The school encourages each child to be creative, by both in class participation and homework assignments. Furthermore, the teachers are always supportive of each child to learn at their own pace, by providing a framework, and some demonstration, but most importantly, lots of encouragement. Excellent school and excellent staff!”
—Carolyn B on Yelp
“Great school! By far the best drawing school we’ve ever tried. Among all after school programs, this drawing class is my daughter’s favorite. She is enjoying teacher’s passions & inspiration very much. Because of the small size of each class, kids received more personalized instruction. My little one is 4yr old now, can’t wait to send her to CalColor too!. “
— Wei L on Google
*Pic: Wei volunteering as figure model for her daughter’s class
“My boy goes this school for 3 years already. He loves it and learns a lot from every single class. The class has great mix of different art areas, from oil painting, water coloring to clay and drawings. It is very important to me to let kids to explore and experience diverse art styles. The staff here guide and evoke students creativity step by step. It is a fun, knowledgeable and friendly place. It is a wonderful place to explore beauty of art using your eyes and fingers.”
— Cecilia J on Facebook